Since you’re here, most likely you, or someone you care about, have picked up one of our apps in the name of fun and education. Thank you! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do making them.

So you probably have questions about keeping you, or your children safe while connected to our apps through your mobile device. Things like age limits, in-app purchases, and privacy are all very valid concerns, and we’re here to make sure that you get the support you need.

To make sure you can enjoy Samaxx apps in a safe and controlled environment, we stick to a clear set of principles that’ve served our users and us well:

  1. We respect our users, and we put all our might into making the most enjoyable apps for them to use. We’ll never sacrifice app quality for any other short-term considerations.
  2. We want you to be in total control of your experience with Samaxx apps. That means that before you or your child download our apps, you should be given upfront information about the app’s content. This means that it should be totally clear when you’re about to make any purchases within a app.
  3. If you or your child ever has any problems with our apps, you should be able to quickly find out how to fix it. As well as providing guides like this, that means helping you to contact the right company for your issue, whether it’s to do with payments (which will usually be Google or Apple, who process purchases and refunds) or the app itself (which will usually be us).

Read on as we try to cover what might be your most likely questions. If we’ve missed anything, email us at parents@Samaxx.com In your email, be sure to include any specific details that might be useful, like what happened and when, possible transaction ID receipts, relevant screenshots, etc.

If you’re familiar with our apps, you can also check our Support pages for questions about your app or device. An additional resource is available inside your app by going to the Tutorials. There you view all of the in-app features available.

WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS AND GENERAL POLICIES FOR SAMAXX’S APPS?

All of our apps are made for, and offered to people who are at least 13 years of age. You can get more details on our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy pages.

Please note: You can find published age recommendations on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store on iTunes. However, these age or maturity classifications refer only to the content in our apps (similar to movie ratings G, PG or PG-13 in the U.S., but related to appplay, animations, etc.). For more on how these categories are defined, visit these support websites for Apple and Google.

HOW CAN I MANAGE OR TURN OFF IN-APP PURCHASES?

All of our apps are free to download. Please note however that our apps also offer entirely optional “in-app purchases”. These purchases are never required to play the app, but can be used to enhance some elements of appplay. In-app purchases vary in price and range from $0.99 to $99.99 (without taxes) in U.S. app stores, for example.

In-app purchases are paid for with real money, and are always clearly labeled as such. They’re accessible “in app”, meaning that the options to make a purchase are found within the app itself.

Important: You can easily manage the ability to make in-app purchases, adjust password protection settings, or disable in-app purchases entirely through your mobile device’s general settings. The way to do this depends on whether you’re using an Apple iOS device, like an iPhone or an iPad, or a Google Android device. Either way, the instructions you need are here:

Apple iOS device in-app settings / Google Android device in-app settings

WHO PROCESSES IN-APP PURCHASES?

Here at Samaxx, we don’t process payments for in-app purchases, or have access to any of your credit card information. That’s because the payment transactions themselves are completed through Apple’s App Store or Google Play (depending on your device) via your personal email address associated with that account. Receipts for these transactions are emailed to you by Apple or Google after each purchase (though please note that any post-purchase processes are controlled by Apple or Google and are subject to change by them).

I’VE SEEN ANOTHER SITE THAT OFFERS ME IN-APP PRODUCTS FOR SAMAXX APPS. CAN I BUY FROM THEM?

Beware of any third party sites that promise you enhancements for our apps (like “free membership” websites, etc). These sites may collect your personal information, money, or both, and often never deliver the promised in-app products. If you want to make an in-app purchase, the safest way is simply to make the purchase through the app itself on your mobile device. Selling, redeeming or trading virtual in-app currency is otherwise not allowed by our Terms of Service.

MY CHILD ACCIDENTALLY MADE AN IN-APP PURCHASE. HOW DO I SEE ABOUT A REFUND?

As with most downloadable software products, items bought through our apps (in-app purchases) are generally non-refundable. In some special occasions there can be exceptions, however. The transaction process is controlled by Apple (for iOS devices) or Google (for Android devices), and both companies have support teams who handle refund requests.

For Apple (iOS) devices:
Visit Apple support and select the “Contact iTunes store support” link, then “Purchases, billing and redemption” and choose the option that fits you best.

For Google (Android) devices:
Visit Google support and perform a search, or use the ‘Contact us’ button on the page (English language site only) to reach a Google customer support representative by email or by phone.

I’VE RECEIVED A BILL FOR A PURCHASE I DIDN’T MAKE. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY?

If you or your child have never played one of our apps, but suspect that there’s been fraudulent transaction activity on your account, then you should immediately contact Apple (for iOS devices) or Google (for Android devices), who control the transaction process.

For Apple (iOS) devices:
Visit Apple support and select the “Contact iTunes store support” link, then “Purchases, billing and redemption” and choose the option that fits you best.

For Google (Android) devices:
Visit Google support and perform a search, or use the ‘Contact us’ button on the page (English language site only) to reach a Google customer support representative by email or by phone.

If you’ve already contacted Apple or Google about suspected fraudulent activity and they’ve sent you to us, please contact us Sam@Samaxx.com. Be sure to include specific details like what happened and when, transaction ID receipts, relevant screenshots, etc.

Also, be sure to read through our Fraud Issues section for more about information about suspected fraudulent activity.

WHAT’S SAMAXX’S POLICY ON PRIVACY?

Your privacy is always on the top of our minds. Here at Samaxx, we don’t have access to any of your credit card information. That’s because the payment transactions themselves are completed through Apple’s App Store or Google Play (depending on your device) via your personal email address associated with that account. We’ll also always ask for your consent when it comes to sending direct marketing messages to your mobile device.

We won’t sell or disclose your personal data to third parties for their own commercial purposes. We’ll also always ask for your consent when it comes to sending direct marketing messages to your mobile device.

Read more in our Privacy Policy.

HOW CAN I CONTACT SAMAXX?

Like we said, we’re here to help! If you have any more questions, send us an email at Sam@Samaxx.com. In your email, be sure to include any specific details that might be useful, like what happened and when, possible transaction ID receipts, relevant screenshots, etc.

If you’re familiar with our apps, you can also check our Support pages for questions about your app or device.

HOW DOES CHAT WORK IN SAMAXX APPS?

Many of our players enjoy interacting with one another through group chat in our apps, and we work hard to maintain a safe and secure environment for this. We don’t have a private chat facility in any of our apps, and we display regular warnings against sharing personal information. We have also built, and constantly update, a ‘blacklist’ of offensive words and phrases that can be quickly found and removed from all areas of our apps.

If there are any issues, our apps contain prominent tools for players to report any offensive, insulting or inappropriate behavior to us. We’ve also made it possible for users to mute chat from any other player whose messages they do not want to see.

If you prefer to report any concerns by email, you can also reach us at Sam@Samaxx.com. In your email, please be sure to include as many specific details as possible, to help us quickly understand and identify the issue.

Thanks for your help in making our apps as safe and as fun as possible!

Your friends at Samaxx